September Featured Resource: World News Digest

World News Digest is an archival record of domestic and international news since November 1940. It covers major political, social, and economic events, including elections, wars and conflicts, and government and civics information. Maps and charts are included, as are graphs, historic photographs, and story indexes by decade, country, and topic.

Features:

  • Timely, hot-button events of the week, linking to a wide range of editorially curated content about each event
  • Ahead in Time and Back in Time links follow a chronological chain of coverage on numerous events, people, countries, and topics
  • Special Feature puts an important contemporary subject into historical context and organizes links to relevant material
  • Key background information: primary source documents, profiles of newsmakers, countries, and issues
  • Carefully curated videos and news graphics embedded into coverage of today’s latest developments
  • Searchable news feed, updated hourly
  • Statistics: health & vital statistics; consumer information; nations of the world; U.S. facts & history; U.S. cities, states & population; sports; personalities, arts & media
  • Newspaper editorials and editorial cartoons with discussion questions

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September Featured Resource: Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies helps researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hot topics in business, politics, government, education and popular culture. Resources include: pro/con statements, timelines, primary sources & statistical tables and editorial cartoons & newspaper editorials.

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The Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Series featuring some of the most prominent political figures, journalists, academics, and experts is included in Issues & Controversies. A searchable, interactive transcript is available for each debate and allows viewers to navigate to specific points in the debate using the predefined segments. Player controls (play/pause, volume, closed-captioning, and full-screen) are located beneath the player window.

June Featured Resource: Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound collections provide unique support to learning through the use of primary sources. Discover the background of the ideas and debates that have defined our regional, national, and global society. These specialized historical document collections offer a glimpse into rare, authoritative material in a cross-searchable, digital format.

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Clayton State researchers can search the collections independently or simultaneously using the Archives Unbound platform.

  1. Confederate Newspapers: A Collection from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama – a mixture of issues and papers from 1861-1865
  2. Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons – consists of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II
  3. Industrial Mobilization in Britain and the Ministry of Munitions, 1915-1918 – covers the unprecedented industrial mobilization of an entire economy to fight the war of 1914-1918
  4. Military Leaders of World War I: Official and Private Papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt – consist of letters, diaries, newspaper clippings, maps, reports and other papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt a prominent German military strategist of World War I
  5. Reporting on the Coal Industry: The Coal Trade Bulletin, 1901-1918 – traces the expansion of the coal industry in the early twentieth century and brings to life the trials and tribulations of a burgeoning industry
  6. The Savings and Loan Crisis: Loss of Public Trust and the Federal Bailout, 1989-1993 – consists of correspondence, memoranda, studies, analyses, testimony, talking points and news clippings from the White House and various staff offices and agencies detailing the origins of the S&L crisis and outlined solutions to the growing crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s
  7. Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China relations, 1989-1993 – offers unique primary source documents relating to the demonstrations and their aftermath: public mail, memoranda, reports, cables, meeting notes, news clippings and much more

Issues & Controversies: Debate Videos

The Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Series featuring some of the most prominent political figures, journalists, academics, and experts has been added to Issues & Controversies. A searchable, interactive transcript is available for each debate and allows viewers to navigate to specific points in the debate using the predefined segments. Player controls (play/pause, volume, closed-captioning, and full-screen) are located beneath the player window.

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Videos are grouped by subject: (1) Crime, Law & Justice, (2) Economy, Money & Business, (3) Education, (4) Energy & Environment, (5) Families & Youth, (6) Global Issues & World Affairs, (7) Government & Politics, (8) Health & Medicine, (9) Race, Rights & Liberties, (10) Science & Technology and (11) Society & Culture.

Issues & Controversies explores hot topics in business, politics, government, education and popular culture. It offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates.

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July Featured Resource: World News Digest

World News Digest is an archival record of domestic and international news, covering all major political, social and economic events since November 1940.

Features:

  • Ahead in Time and Back in Time links for complete chronological chain of events
  • Timelines of top stories
  • Key background information: primary source documents, profiles of newsmakers, countries, and issues
  • Searchable news feed, updated hourly
  • Statistics: health & vital statistics; consumer information; nations of the world; U.S. facts & history; U.S. cities, states & population; sports; personalities, arts & media
  • Newspaper editorials and editorial cartoons with discussion questions

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May Featured Resource: Supreme Court Yearbook

The Supreme Court Yearbook provides valuable in-depth coverage and analysis of every decision from the nation’s highest court since the 1989-1990 term. Users will find:

  • Year-end overviews of Supreme Court terms
  • Case summaries of every opinion written during each term
  • Essays on the most significant cases from each year and the trends in each term
  • Useful tables and figures on voting patterns and trends in constitutional law
  • Biographies of justices
  • Reference documents for understanding how the Supreme Court works

Browse/Search by Topic:
Business Law
Courts & Judicial Procedure
Criminal Law & Procedure
Election Law
Environmental Law
Family Law
Federal Government
First Amendment
Immigration Law
Individual Rights
International Law
Labor Law
Property Law
State & Local Governments
Term Overviews
Tort Law

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October Featured LibGuide: Statistical Resources for Assignments!

Charts, data, numbers, statistics oh my! Start with the Statistical Resources for Assignments! guide to find statistics in areas such as education, health, crime/justice, population studies, or business/economics. The guide includes access to web resources, book titles, federal and state level data, agencies, non-profits, and more. In addition to suggested information sources, we provide access to the Statistical Abstract of the United States which offers a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

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US Federal Government Shutdown – Impacting Information Sources

As you are probably aware, the recent failure of the legislative branch to pass a funding bill has resulted in a partial shutdown of federal government operations. Because of this, many online resources, including websites and databases run by federal government agencies, are unavailable or not being maintained so the information provided may not be up-to-date.

Some of the information sources impacted are:

Most Library of Congress websites, including the American Memory Project (Access restored but not being maintained, updated 10/3/13)
National Archives
US Census Bureau including American FactFinder and Fedstats
US Department of Education, including ERIC and National Center for Education Statistics
US Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Institutes of Health
PubMed
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NASA

This is a partial listing of affected sites. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at usa.gov

To assist you in this period of uncertainty, we have identified alternate resources that might serve your research needs during the shutdown.

For statistics related to health, population, labor, and more:

For science, health, and medical research

For education research

  • ERIC by EBSCO is available to provide citations and some full-text but external linking to content provided by the Department of Education will be unavailable.
  • The library has physical copies of ERIC documents on microfiche. ED 272647- ED 483046

For primary sources and archival research

  • See the primary sources page on the History LibGuide
  • Use a recommended source from Galileo’s Archives and Primary Sources list (with the exception of the American Memory project)

For agriculture research

  • AGRICOLA by EBSCO offers bibliographic records from the Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library and covers every major agricultural subject.

We will continue to update this list and keep you informed of changes that might affect your research. Please let us know with your comments here, on Facebook, by email, or in person if you need help finding information unavailable on government websites.

Celebrate Constitution Week, Sept 17-20

The Clayton State community will be celebrating Constitution Week, September 17th-20th. The library has several suggested resources to help you celebrate.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
The Constitution and its amendments
Plain, honest men: the making of the American Constitution
Films on Demand: The Constitution and foundations of government
National Constitution Center: Explore the Constitution
Charters of Freedom: Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights
Law Library of Congress: The Constitution
Library of Congress Online Exhibit: Creating the United States – The Constitution

Constitution_Pg1of4_AC(300)Scheduled Events
Tuesday, Sept. 17
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Writer’s Studio (Arts & Sciences room 224)
Screening of the “It’s a Free Country” which is a part of the PBS TV series on the Constitution
Refreshments will be provided

Wednesday, Sept. 18
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Student Activities Center Ballrooms
“Constitutional Debate on Guns on College Campuses: Defensive or Offensive?”
Moderated by Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Joseph Corrado

Thursday, Sept. 19
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Spivey Hall
“Government monitoring of personal Communications: A Violation of the Fourth Amendment?”  with Georgia House Minority Leader Stacy Abrams and Georgia House Majority Caucus Vice Chair Matt Ramsey
Representatives from the Clayton County Elections & Registration Office will assist students to register to vote before and after this event

Friday, Sept. 20
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
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A New York Times talk facilitated by attorney Herbert Adams, “Self-defense in Georgia: Lessons from the Zimmerman Trial.”
A free lunch will be provided to all of those that RSVP to joecorrado@clayton.edu by Thursday, Sept. 19 at 3:30 pm

All Constitution Week events are free and open to the public.